Category Archives: Hospitality Marketing

NY Event Planner Expo

Wedding and Event Planner Expo 2014 returns to NYC hosted by EMRG Media

NY Event Planner Expo

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ — NEWS: EMRG Media is proud to announce its annual Event Planner Expo for 2014 – :a premier event planner event: to take place in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, on October 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. This year, the event will be hosted by Celebrity Event and Wedding Planner Colin Cowie.

Mr. Cowie is a regular contributor to NBC’s “The Today Show” and a popular personality on HSN, as well as the party planner of choice for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian-West.

The Event Planner Expo gives more than 1,500 New York event professionals the ability to network with 100 plus exhibiting venues and services. These vendors represent some of the top venues and most sought-after event planning services in the industry, including Capitale, The JW Marriot Essex House, Espace, Edison Ballroom, Pinkberry, Rita’s Ice, and more.

The main level will house outstanding event spaces, restaurants, hotels, lounges, boats/yachts and casinos. Other unique venues will be present to show how they can help event planners bring their events to the next level.

The Event Planner Expo is the perfect place for event planners to connect with elite members of the event industry, representing millions of dollars in annual event budgets, bookings, and sales. The Expo is a perfect opportunity to make important connections with top venues, service providers, and other event planners. Those who attend the Event Planner Expo are sure to come away with fresh ideas and motivation to make their upcoming events stand out.

Attendees of EMRG’s Event Planner Expo will have the advantage of making important connections just in time for the holiday party-planning season. The Event Planner Expo will showcase 100 venues and service providers from all around the local area.

General Admission tickets start at $35 per person, and can be purchased at .

About EMRG Media:

EMRG Media ( ) is a premier, full-service marketing, event planning and publishing firm based in Manhattan. Over the last eight years, EMRG Media has garnered public acclaim and recognition as an innovative, corporate event marketers with an impressive roster of clients including Capitale, Guastavino’s, The Carlton Hotel, and many others. Its exclusive corporate client base includes names such as Casio, Barclay’s, Ruder Finn, Conde Nast Publications, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

For more information about the Event Planner Expo, visit: .

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Dynamic Media Michigan

Dynamic Media helps companies sound better for B2C with satellite music for retail, hospitality environments, and on-hold music

Dynamic Media MichiganSTERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — “This is one of the best times of years to implement music for business,” Ryan Santangelo, president of Dynamic Media LLC says. “Music influences behavior and affects mood and allows retailers and restaurant managers to set the most appropriate environment for its customers. Happy customers buy and come back for more.”

The busiest buying season of the year is here and businesses are seeking ways to cash in. Dynamic Media can help. It offers targeted music for business, music on hold, restaurant music, office music and on-hold messaging. In addition to music for business and restaurant music, on-hold messaging and office music are also powerful tools. For example, 60 percent of all callers will be placed on hold and it’s important to make the best use of that time.

On-hold messaging provides callers with customized on-hold messages that are designed to give specific information about the business’ products, services and current promotions. This on-hold messaging service creates sales opportunities, reduces callers perceived wait time, and more.

Sirius Radio for business is another ideal way to entertain and engage customers. This licensed in-store music service provides 69 commercial-free channels made available to nearly all American businesses located in the United States. This service can also be used for music on hold.

“Currently, we are the nation’s largest provider of Sirius music for business,” Santangelo says. “Sirius music for business provides the most up-to-date, dynamic background music programming that satellite radio has to offer. It allows businesses to give customers the same Sirius programming that they may already enjoy in their cars or homes while establishing a mutual connection the moment they walk through the door.”

The fact is that a happy environment drives bigger sales. And which tool is used all depends on the business’ specific needs. If a business wants to promote and reinforce its brand while shoppers are making purchasing decisions, in-store messaging may be the way to go. If a restaurant wants customers to linger at the bar, restaurant music may be the answer.

“What all services have in common is that they all work to maximize time with customers to increase a business’ bottom line,” Santangelo says.

In business for more than 10 years, Dynamic Media is the nation’s leader in music for business, music on hold, in-store messaging, and on-hold messaging. Its award-winning service has led to 20,000 plus businesses that have already signed up.

For more information, visit: .

Smashburger Texas

Smashburger expands brand in Texas

TEMPLE, Texas /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, brings their fresh approach to burgers to a new location in Texas when they open their first location on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3008 S. 31st Street in Temple. Smashburger brings their juicy burgers that are smashed fresh and served with regional menu items crafted to please local palates. This is the first of many Central Texas Smashburgers slated to open over the next five years.

Each Central Texas Smashburger will feature a regional menu created with regional flavors and tastes in mind. The Temple menu includes: The Texas Burger, served with crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, pickles, and red onion, and dressed within yellow mustard. It will also include the Texas Dog, a 100 percent Angus Beef hot dog dressed with pepperjack cheese, creamy guacamole, fresh jalapenos, spicy chipotle sauce, tomato, and onion. As a regional side item, the Temple store will offer fried jalapeno spears with buttermilk ranch dressing.

“Smashburger has a unique spot in the industry,” says Smashburger Founder and Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan. “We have created a union of top-quality ingredients, loving preparation, and friendly service that we hope Temple will agree is unparalleled.”

At Smashburger, the secret is in the smash. They start with 100-percent-fresh, never frozen, Certified Angus Beef and smash it on a 400 degree flat grill to sear in the juicy flavor. To further the “better burger” experience, they are served on a toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of the freshest produce, real cheeses, and highest-quality condiments.

Smashburger is known for its delicious burgers, but customers can also enjoy a selection of tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, grilled and split hot dogs, and fresh tossed signature salads, along with a variety of irresistible sides including rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries, fried pickles, Haystack Onions, and Veggie Frites (flash-fried and seasoned asparagus spears, carrot sticks and green beans). The restaurant will also serve a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including local beers, wine, hand-spun Haagen-Dazs shakes and IBC(R) root-beer floats in frosted mugs.

“We are thrilled to bring our business to Central Texas, starting in Temple,” says David Prokupek, Chairman and CEO of Smashburger. “We believe the Texmash franchise group will be great partners in helping the area come to love the excellent food and service Smashburger offers.”

“Temple is an exciting place for us to bring the Smashburger brand,” says Manish Agrawal, Managing Partner of Texmash Holdings LLC. “We see Temple as a thriving city with a lot of competitive growth in the fast-casual segment. Residents here have many choices for a high-quality quick meal, but we hope to stand out. Smashburger wants to be every city’s favorite place for burgers, and we aim to earn that respect in Temple with our great food and astoundingly friendly service.”

About Smashburger:

Smashburger is the country’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant. Its hand-crafted burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, 100 percent Certified Angus Beef, that are “smashed,” seared and seasoned on the grill to juicy perfection for every individual order. Guests can create their own burger masterpiece or enjoy one of Smashburger’s innovative signature recipes, including a unique burger for every local market that highlights the distinctive flavors of that region.

Smashburger also serves tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, grilled and split hot dogs, freshly prepared entree salads, kids meals, hand-spun Haagen-Dazs shakes and an array of signature sides. Developed and owned by private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops both corporate and multi-unit franchise territories across the country with 140 restaurants nationwide. Smashburger topped the Forbes Most Promising Company list in 2011 and was also named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list. It is the recipient of the International Council of Shopping Centers 2011 Hot Retailer Award. To learn more, visit .

About Consumer Capital Partners:

Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant industry. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development and strategic consulting. To learn more about CCP, please visit .